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Radiation Therapy Can Enhance Effectiveness of Immunotherapy in People with Advanced Lung Cancer


A new study by UCLA scientists has found that the breakthrough immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab can be more effective in improving survival in people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) if they have previously received radiation therapy,...
25-May-2017 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Brain Differences Between People with Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia, Autism

Deletions or duplications of DNA along 22nd chromosome create anatomical features, detected by MRI scans, and hint at biological underpinnings of these disorders
24-May-2017 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Develop Test to Identify Best Treatment for Gonorrhea

Researchers from UCLA have developed a laboratory test that helps physicians determine which people with gonorrhea may be more treatable with an antibiotic that has not been recommended since 2007 because of concerns that the resistance to the drug...
22-May-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Differences in Brain Activity Between Men and Women Who Are Obese

A new study of obese people suggests that changes in their brains’ reward regions make them more prone to overeating, and that women and men exhibit different brain activity related to overeating.
18-May-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Suggests Link Between Imbalanced Gut Microbiome and Systemic Sclerosis

Americans and Norwegians with systemic sclerosis had higher levels of bacteria that can cause inflammation and lower levels of bacteria that are believed to protect against inflammation compared with healthy people.
11-May-2017 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study of Worms Reveals ‘Selfish Genes’ That Encode a Toxin – and Its Antidote


UCLA scientists team found that a worm commonly used in lab research possesses a pair of genes that encode both a poison and its antidote. The genes represent one of the clearest examples to date of a “selfish genetic element” at the molecular...
11-May-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dendritic Cell Vaccine Augments the Immune System in People with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer


UCLA scientists have discovered a dendritic cell vaccine that amplifies the response of the immune system in people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common form of lung cancer. The study, which is the first to test the vaccine in...
11-May-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tai Chi Relieves Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

Study shows that slow-moving meditation practice works just as well as talk therapy, and better than medication
10-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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After a Wet Winter, Insects Appear with a Vengeance


While many insects pose no threat to us, some are cause for concern.
24-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Rising Skin Cancer Rates Call for Yearly Body Exams


A group of dermatologists and oncologists published an article in the March issue of the journal Future Medicine asking the preventive task force to revise its stance on full body skin inspections.
23-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT

For Parents, ‘Empty Nest’ Is Emotional Challenge


While “empty nest syndrome” is not a formal clinical diagnosis, most psychiatrists agree it’s a legitimate emotional moment when a young adult leaves home and the parents are faced with an empty bedroom—and silence.
16-May-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Youth Suicide Is on the Rise


The issue of youth suicide is much in the news these days. Middle school students are just as likely to die from suicide as from traffic accidents, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
10-May-2017 7:05 PM EDT

As the Weather Warms Up, Know Which Insects to Watch Out For


Mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus, which is not dangerous to healthy people but can be more serious for the elderly or for those with weakened immune systems,
8-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Three Questions Pregnant Women Should Ask About Fetal Ultrasounds

To help women get an optimal ultrasound of the baby’s heart, one likely to be able to detect a heart defect, if present, a UCLA expert recommends they seek a provider that offers advanced technology and a thorough screening of the heart. Here are...
4-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT

After a Wet Winter, Insects Appear with a Vengeance


An abundance of rain – especially in California this past winter – has helped insects to flourish. While many insects pose no threat to us, some are cause for concern.
1-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Are Yearly Body Exams an Answer to Rising Skin Cancer Rates?


As summer nears and more people prepare to go out in the sun, Dr. Philip Scumpia, a dermatologist and dermatopathologist at UCLA Health, can discuss the conflicting recommendations over full body skin inspections.
28-Apr-2017 6:05 PM EDT

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